Infantilize this: Why do people try to sound even dumber than they actually are? 01.24.2013 by David Murray // 3 Comments
i don’t think it’s on purpose – i think it’s like “axing” a question or “for all intensive purposes” or “I’m an internal optomist.” Malpropism’s humorless cousin?
David Murray says
But “axing” a question is a cultural thing, and “internal optimist” is an edumacation thing. I agree that in my “ranteen,” I give it a maliciousness that it perhaps doesn’t deserve. But language patterns have origins. And if the origin of ing-een is not regional … not cultural … not ignorant … then where did it come from and why is it still here?
agencja reklam says
Writing Boots: Infantilize this: Why do people try to sound even dumber than they actually are?